Dark Lord wrote:
What has slightly ruffled my feathers is the speed with which the 2nd printing, and errata has been fixed.
An odd statement. If the game hadn't been so popular, it would have taken a lot longer to sell out and thus would have taken a lot longer for a 2nd printing. And since there aren't many typos to fix, it makes sense to tweak the manuscript ASAP. A whole new book isn't needed, only the page or so of tweaks. I'm sure this will be posted here soon.
And you ignored or didn't read the part where I clarified my odd statement? Not sure, but let me elaborate again for you.
It is a sign of a good company to do that. And the speed with which it happened is also a sign of the popularity. It was a tiny bit annoying to ME...italics the first time for emphasis...that I was one of the reasons it was so popular and warranted a 2nd printing, along with the fact that I bought the $75, and I am the one without an index for a 470 page book.
Hardly odd, if you think about it that context.
Dark Lord wrote:
I just think it would be nice to give a nod to the folks who bought an inferior product early...
I wish folks would be more cautious with words like "inferior" in cases like this. Most books have some typos somewhere and it's unrealistic to think that this one wouldn't.
The first ever RPG, OD&D from 1974, had an errata sheet that came with it shortly after it was released and it was equivalent to a 56-page book and only around 1/8 the size of the DCC RPG. I'm not sure if they ever fixed all of the typos from one printing to the next.
I have the same objection to folks who claim that an rpg is "broken." I hear that about AD&D all the time. Really? So nobody could play it, yet people do all of the time. How does that work?
I'm just saying that sometimes innocent comments can get blown out of proportion and give folks a totally wrong impression of a product. Some folks are already freaked about the dice and how hard they think it is to play, let's not make them think the rulebook is inferior, too.
I wish it wasn't so difficult to be MILDLY critical on an internet forum without a dogpile from a bunch of sycophants.
I LOVE THIS GAME! I am super excited about it, and I am directly responsible for selling two other people on it. I posted about it on my RPG groups web site repeatedly before I ever even owned it. Once I did own, it didn't disappoint. I love the "bad on purpose art" and I love the "good on purpose art." Goodman Games, successfully captured that old school feeling extremely well; not only on the table table top, but in subtle other ways in the book.
However, they missed out on a index...that's a legit criticism in any community I have ever been in.
Kudos to them for fixing it so quickly. Now, it shouldn't be hard to understand that somebody who bought the book in the first printing would want to have an index for himself.
It's also nowhere NEAR out of line to ask for a PDF of the 2nd printing (since it's an unlimited supply), let alone just the PDF.
So chill out. Nobody is knocking the product, or tearing anything down. I sang the praises of the book in that very post. Stop focusing on the negative and stop being so defensive.
Or don't. I seriously doubt I'll post here again anyway. I'm not a fan of places where even minor criticisms get shouted down and picked at. Yeesh.Goodman Games, thank you for an excellent product.
I am thoroughly enjoying, despite the way these folks have twisted my words to make it seem.
If you want to give me a PDF of the Index, I would be over the moon and would sing your praises on the internet once again. If not, I am still enjoying it and will look forward to buying future releases.
Sadly, this is the last time I'll post here tho. Good day.